Benjamin Calvin Apuna (born June 26, 1957 in Honolulu) is a former American football player in the National Football League. A linebacker for Arizona State, Apuna was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 7th round (171st overall) of the 1980 NFL Draft. He played with the New York Giants for just one season in 1980, jersey number 62.[1][2] Apuna filed a lawsuit for $2 million against Arizona State University, claiming that the university signed him up for an extension course that he did not attend.[3]


  1. Ronald J. Waicukauski Law & Amateur Sports 1982- Page 176 "Ben Apuna, a former linebacker at Arizona State University, has filed a lawsuit against his academic adviser and other officials of the university for fraud, negligence, and interference with contract because of circumstances arising from the ..."
  2. California lawyer – Volume 4 – Page viii State Bar of California – 1984 "As a result of a 1979 academic scandal, former Arizona State University linebacker Ben Apuna is seeking $2.4 million in damages from his one-time academic adviser and other university officials, alleging they are guilty of fraud, negligence ..."
  3. "SPORTS PEOPLE; Apuna Sues School". The New York Times. November 6, 1981. Retrieved December 5, 2015.

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